The role of assisted hatching in in vitro fertilization: a guideline

This guideline document reviews the safety and efficacy of assisted hatching.

VOLUME 117, ISSUE 6, P1177-1182


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


There is moderate evidence that assisted hatching does not significantly improve live birth rates in fresh assisted reproductive technology cycles and insufficient evidence for the benefit of assisted hatching in patients with poor prognosis or undergoing frozen embryo transfer cycles. This document replaces the document of the same name published in 2014.

Read the full text here.